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 Post subject: Chris's Black Clio 172
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:40 pm 
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I have got myself a new car!

Not quite what you were expecting eh? Well, I wouldn't believe whats written in the title either tbh..

It's actually a clio 172, in black.
74000miles
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cam belt and aux belt done recently
Clutch done @ 72k (can't find a receipt though, hmm)

Going in for a service and a check out at Ren-Tech in Portsmouth Friday, this car is not being bodged/cheaped/any other variation.

Kinda learnt from the ZS if I want hassle, spend less :lol: plan is to get the car up there, find out what needs sorting, sort it and get it mechanically sound.

From my VERY limited knowledge I have a really horrible feeling the dephaser pulley is going to need doing its not massively noisy I don't have anything to compare it to though, this is a big job as you have to do the aux and cam belt again :( £600 to be exact!
Needs new tyres by the looks of it, possibly new rear discs, get the service light turned off and get some wiring for drivers seat airbag to get the airbag light off.

Its got a couple of key marks, there very light though I actually think a detailer might be able to get them out so i'll give that a go next year sometime, but right now, not bothered tbh.

Has a longlife exhaust which isn't loud at all which is awesome! Induction roar is louder which is cool. Also rear tinted windows.

All in all, 70 mile drive home and i'm quite impressed, interior is actually a really nice place to be and I enjoyed the drive! I need to put my stereo in in the morning though as having no music makes me really sketch out at every little noise in the car! I am a worry wart.

Will give it an awesome wash in the morning :D and put up some pictures! Bit of an essay this eh.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 Golf Cabriolet
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:18 am 
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Shed.

:lol: cant wait to see it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 Golf Cabriolet
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:39 am 
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fuck washing it, get pictures up now!!!

sounds good though Chris. hope everything is ok on it and you dont have to fork out a shit load more money! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 Golf Cabriolet
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:14 am 
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Meh sounds ok but we need oics! Just leave this car alone! Its good standard!

Hope its hassle free

Have fun in the gravel car park at ford fair ;) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 Golf Cabriolet
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:44 am 
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haha adam. yeah, has it had anything done to it atm? bar the exhaust?

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 Post subject: Re: Mk3 Golf Cabriolet
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:27 am 
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Great stuff, look forward to some pics.

How does the power feel? Never been in a clio sport.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:56 am 
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Pics biatch, how much bloody time does it take?? ;-)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:28 am 
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Here they are :) Didn't clean it, not liking the looks of the weather :lol:

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And onto the bad bits :( Theres one on the boot and roof too, doesn't particularly bother me, some bits can be felt with your nail, I do think they could be polished out probably with wet sanding but i'll need to speak to a pro.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:38 am 
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looks good in black

speak to scott - but iirc - the standard airbox is better then cone for performance

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:42 am 
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Yeah its on CS, comparisons between them all, but the noise is good I think you lose like 1bhp maybe. :lol:

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I like it. Nice seats.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:56 am 
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The one thing I hate is the wheels. Other than that it looks nice :)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:01 pm 
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Yeah, If it does behave and I have the oppertunity i'll buy a set of Turini's. or i'll paint these graphite grey or something to hide them a bit.

depends how long I keep it really, with the scratches if I end up fixing them properly with any sort of respray, it'll be staying a while longer than planned to get my money's worth lol

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so come on then - performance compared to fez :P

some are tempremental - i would check the fuel hose going on to the fuel rail as that can pop off for peace of mind!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:12 pm 
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Well its hella better :lol: Handles a lot better standard and compared to coilies probably not far off, haven't had any body roll yet but then it was wet last night. Power well, its 50bhp more! Loads, 40mph in first and it takes no time at all :lol: lots of torque as well being a 2.0.

I'll let the guys at Ren-tech look over it hopefully they'll spot any problems, dads seen the thing at the back right (ECU?) cable tied in, which is obviously wrong :lol:

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very nice chris. i like the wheels, especially a dark grey of some sort would be nice.

exhaust doesnt look too bad and the ride height seems fair too :)

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Yeah fuel hoses like to pop off on clios for some reason.

Cable tied in ECU? This thing is already half bodged for you! :lol:

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saves chris doing it ;)

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saves him bodging it though doesnt it :P

is it me or does it look higher at the front?

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no not just you :lol:

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